If you have ever been to a wedding before you know how much entertainment goes on. If you've see the wedding photos captured at the event by the professional photographer, you laugh and smile and cry at the beautiful moments that were captured. But there are always those other moments that don't quite make the professional photographer's album. It just isn't possible for the photographer to be everywhere at once!
In the past wedding planners would scatter disposable cameras throughout the wedding and on the dining tables. But those feel so archaic now and unless you are planning a retro wedding and are okay with developing tons of photos into printed copies that you may or may not ever need, it is time to upgrade.
How do you get your guests to give you that inside look at your wedding events?
Here are some new options:
1. Cell phones encouraged
Have you guests take pictures on their smartphones and upload to the new app, Wedding Party. Gizmodo recently wrote a review on the app. This is the perfect way to eliminate all those expensive disposable cameras AND it gives everyone who took photos access to all of the images! Now your wedding guests can appreciate and enjoy all of you images instantly right along with you.
2. Highlight reel of your wedding the next day!
It is time to grab that aspiring videographer-second-cousin and put them to work! Have someone film mini-films during the event, some low quality B-roll and get some images from family members, friends, and others throughout. All he has to do is upload them to his computer and press create with Animoto, an online service that will create instant highlight videos of your event. "Turn your photos, video clips, and music into stunning video masterpieces to share with everyone. Fast, free, and shockingly easy!" I've seen this service at a recent fashion event I attended, the product was amazing and people were shocked to see a video produced so quickly after the event had ended, we're talking minutes after it was over!
3. Say Cheese!
Hire a photo booth to capture your guests at their silliest! Customize the boarder with a special wedding message, provide two prints, one for them to add to your personalized scrapbook with a special wedding wish, and one for them to take home. Guests will have fun all night taking photos with friends, making funny faces, and sending your their best wishes.
We would love to hear what other ideas you have for capturing all the special moments of the day. Comment below!